Mary lives in California and is at risk for HD.
What Issues Do You Deal With Living With HD That Is The Hardest For You?
The hardest thing for me
is the wondering if my 2 brother or myself have it. It is also really hard for me to watch my mom go through this.
She is starting to show slight symptoms and it's hard to see it happen to her.
Has Living With HD Affected Your Education? (Absenteeism/Lack of Concentration/etc.)
It affected me a lot through high school, but I'm doing a lot better with it now. I am going to start
college in January (2003) for veterinary and zooology. It has been my dream to do this since I was little
and I think that if I do have HD than it is just gonna make me work harder to get to my goal and do what I want to do
before I can't.
What Things Do You Do To Help In The Care of an HD parent? Do You Feel This Is Fair?
My grandfather (who had HD) passed away in January of 2001 and I helped take care of him for many years
and now with my mom, who is tested positive, I just support her as much as possible. It is something that affects the
entire family and I think it it fair to support and take care of your loved ones with HD.